Dutch band Gold, ahead of their European tour, have revealed their video for “Taken by Storm”, a track featured on their forthcoming album, Why Aren’t You Laughing? which will be released on April 5, via Artoffact Records.
Gold are a band with eclectic sounds, having comparison’s made towards them and 4AD veterans Throwing Muses, and being invited to perform with New Model Army back in 2018.
Despite this, it can be said the band have a sound that although has post-punk elements, has a stronger relationship towards metal, not unlike groups such as Grave Pleasures.
Guitarist Thomas Sciarone explains:
“Black metal has been one of the few constants in my music consumption since it hit me first in 1993. If you’d have the chance to dissect some of the GOLD songs and listen to the guitar layers, you’d hear that there’s a lot of black metal in the core. ‘Taken By Storm’ is probably the first song we wrote, that actually really makes that black metal connection also in the rhythm section. This gives the song a tumultuous and turbulent climax, fitting with the lyrical theme.”
Regarding the video, which is attempt to capture the energy of the band’s forthcoming tour, singer Milena Eva continues:
Milena: “Besides writing, playing live is probably the best thing about being in this band. We really love to go on tour and experience the show together with our fans. And it’s been too long, we really can’t wait to go out there again. In this video we try to capture our live performance. I’ve been working on a new stage outfit with Devastator, a Rotterdam based design duo. I’m wearing one of their creations in this video. Thanks to visual artist Bart Kalkman’s mad skills the video for ‘Taken By Storm’ really brings the GOLD performance into your living room.”
Watch the video below:
Gold embark on their Why Aren’t You Laughing? tour this April.
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- 12.04.2019 – NL – Tilburg @ Roadburn Festival
- 25.04.2019 – DE – Berlin @ Urban Spree
- 26.04.2019 – PL – Warszawa @ Chmury
- 27.04.2019 – PL – Kraków @ Kwadrat
- 28.04.2019 – AT – Wien @ Arena
- 29.04.2019 – SI – Ljubljana @ Gromka
- 30.04.2019 – AT – Linz @ KAPU
- 01.05.2019 – DE – Jena @ Kassablanca
- 02.05.2019 – DE – Köln @ MTC
- 03.05.2019 – FR – Lille @ La Brulle Café
- 04.05.2019 – BE – Zottegem @ Maboel/Klsjr
- 10.05.2019 – DE – Giessen @ Post Valley Festival
- 11.05.2019 – NL – Utrecht @ Doomstad/EKKO
- 17.05.2019 – DE – Lohr @ Umsonst Und Drinnen
- 23.06.2019 – FR – Clisson @ Hellfest